Saturday, 27 September 2014

Here Are 10 Of The Best Open Source E-Learning Applications

Are you looking for a free and open source application to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process? There are a number of good learning management systems out there that provide interesting ways to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. Here are 10 of the really good ones!


E-Learning Applications , Moodle, Dokeos, Ilias, Sakai, ATutor, OLAT, Fedena, eFront, openelms




1.Moodle

A free, open source PHP web application for producing modular internet-based courses that support a modern social constructionist pedagogy. Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments.

2.Dokeos

Dokeos is an open source corporate learning suite with four components: AUTHOR to build e-learning content, LMS to handle interaction with learners, SHOP to sell a course catalog, and EVALUATE for assessment and certification.

3.Ilias

ILIAS is an open source web-based learning management system (LMS). It supports learning content management (including SCORM 2004 compliance) and tools for collaboration, communication, evaluation and assessment.

4.Sakai

Sakai is a community of academic institutions, commercial organisations and individuals who work together to develop a common Collaboration and Learning Environment. Sakai is also a free, community source, educational software platform distributed under the Educational Community License (a type of open source license). Sakai is used for teaching, research and collaboration. The Sakai Project's software is a Java-based, service-oriented application suite that is designed to be scalable, reliable, interoperable and extensible.

5.ATutor

ATutor is used in various contexts, including online course management, continuing professional development for teachers, career development, and academic research. The software is cited as unique for its accessibility features, (useful to visually impaired and disabled learners); and for its suitability for educational use according to software evaluation criteria established by The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

6.OLAT

It is a web application that supports any kind of online learning, teaching, and tutoring with few educational restrictions. OLAT is free software and is open source.

7..LRN

.LRN is the world's most widely adopted enterprise-class open source software for supporting e-learning and digital communities. Originally developed at MIT, .LRN is used worldwide by over half a million users in higher education, government, non-profit, and K-12.

8.Fedena

Project Fedena is the open source school management system based on Ruby on Rails. It was initially developed by a team of developers at Foradian Technologies. The project was made open source by Foradian, and is now maintained by the open source community.

9.eFront

eFront is a modern learning and training platform designed to help create online learning communities with opportunities for rich interaction. It comes with a distinctive icon-based user interface that is intuitive to use. The platform offers a wide range of features from content creation, test builder, project management, extended statistics, many communication tools, payments support, social extensions and more.

10.openelms

Open elms is a collaborative project designed to create an open-source Learning Management System for use in businesses and training organisations.
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